Murder of Joseph P Nugent
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Posted by tom regan (+2526) 27 days ago
My great grandmother, Mary Helena(Nugent)Regan had an Uncle by the name of Joseph P. Nugent. I recently found out that he was shot and killed in January of 1918. He was a mail carrier, and at about 5:30 in the morning on January 21st, 1918 he was shot in the chest and died on January 24th.

I was wondering if anyone could find out if there is any more information on what happened or if there was an investigation or trial of any kind.

Thanks for any information.

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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1300) 27 days ago
He was murdered by Paul Eitner.

https://www.pbase.com/image/89488566

https://www.rockislandauc...n-revolver

[Edited by Don Birkholz (11/11/2021 3:46:39 AM)]

[Edited by Don Birkholz (11/11/2021 3:55:55 AM)]
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Posted by tom regan (+2526) 27 days ago
Thanks, Don! Very interesting. This story was never told by the family.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 27 days ago
I know I have done at least one history column on the subject. The murderer was insane and ended up in Deer Lodge. They called him Turkey Pete. One of his relatives was writing a book about him. Weird, sad story all in all.
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